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EP leaders condemn Prime Minister Orbán’s latest racist declarations | News | European Parliament


Statement of the Conference of Presidents:

“We, the leaders of the Political Groups of the European Parliament, strongly condemn the latest overtly racist declaration by Prime Minister Orbán about not desirous to change into “peoples of combined race”. Such unacceptable statements, which clearly represent a breach of our values, additionally enshrined within the EU Treaties, haven’t any place in our societies. We, as effectively, deeply remorse the persistence in defending these inexcusable statements by Prime Minister Orbán on additional events. Racism and discrimination, in all types, have to be unequivocally condemned and successfully tackled in any respect ranges.

We name on the Commission and the Council to sentence urgently this assertion within the strongest phrases. We additionally reiterate European Parliament calls on the Council to lastly concern its suggestions to Hungary within the framework of the process in Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU), additionally addressing new developments affecting the rule of legislation, democracy and elementary rights and to find out that there’s a clear danger of a critical breach by Hungary of the values referred to in Article 2. We remind the Council that Member States have the duty to behave collectively and put an finish to all of the assaults on the values enshrined in Article 2 of TEU and request that the problem is added to the following European Council leaders’ assembly agenda.

We urge the Commission to deal with with precedence the continued infringement procedures towards Hungary’s violation of EU guidelines prohibiting racism and discrimination and make full use of the instruments out there to deal with breaches of values enshrined in Article 2. We additionally welcome the Commission’s determination to set off the Rule of Law Conditionality Regulation towards Hungary and anticipate subsequent steps in that regard following the second letter of 20 July. We reiterate our name on the Commission to chorus from the approval of the Hungarian nationwide plan beneath the Recovery and Resilience Facility till the achievement of all related standards.

We take the chance to reiterate that there isn’t a place for racism, discrimination and hate speech in our societies. We name for additional actions by EU Governments and at EU degree, together with towards the rising normalisation of racism and xenophobia, and underline the necessity for a monitoring and accountability mechanism to make sure the efficient utility of EU anti-racism laws and coverage.”

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